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Old 10-09-2005, 08:00 PM
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Thanks, will try that.
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by centax error!
I want to know the effect of doing so...

- adding spacer on the front hinge pin holder on the front bulkhead (arms sweeping forward) ?

-adding spacer between the steering block and steering rod?bumpsteer?

-using a Hard compound for the rear arms? reduce rear traction?

- using a soft compound for the front c-hub? increase front traction?

-using -1 wheel axle on the front and thus reducing front track width by 2 mm? car rotates better?

-using +1 wheel axle and thus increasing front track width by 2 mm?
-shock rebound of 30 % - 50 % ?
Anybody can elaborate? I'm intersted too
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:23 PM
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No luck on ebay, do you have a specific link?
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:50 PM
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I was driving my car today and got tangled up with someone at the track and I hit a board. After the race I examined my car to find out that the nose of the chassis was tearing apart. Out of those 3 screws in the front 2 of them went through the carbon fiber and the chassis is spliting.

I ca glued it too. I was told by the owner of the hobby track that this has happened to about 3 other people. He said that X-ray puts the srews too close to the front causing it to split by not giving it enouf support. I think he is right.

Has this happened to anyone else?
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by HRCRACER123
I was driving my car today and got tangled up with someone at the track and I hit a board. After the race I examined my car to find out that the nose of the chassis was tearing apart. Out of those 3 screws in the front 2 of them went through the carbon fiber and the chassis is spliting.

I ca glued it too. I was told by the owner of the hobby track that this has happened to about 3 other people. He said that X-ray puts the srews too close to the front causing it to split by not giving it enouf support. I think he is right.

Has this happened to anyone else?

YES this has happened to me and another guy at my local track.
now i am using the 2mm chassis and the chassis is hidden under the bumper's chassis guide. guide is 2.5 mm deep so i have .5 clearance fron the bumber to the start of my chassis
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HRCRACER123
I was driving my car today and got tangled up with someone at the track and I hit a board. After the race I examined my car to find out that the nose of the chassis was tearing apart. Out of those 3 screws in the front 2 of them went through the carbon fiber and the chassis is spliting.

I ca glued it too. I was told by the owner of the hobby track that this has happened to about 3 other people. He said that X-ray puts the srews too close to the front causing it to split by not giving it enouf support. I think he is right.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Y'now, I have a Kyosho TF4R and its almost like an XRay T1 in every way except the bumper attaches to a small graphite T-plate which then attaches to the chassis. I never knew why. I thought it was an annoying design meant to get more parts sales from Kyosho owners because the thing costs $10 everytime there was a bad hit on the bumper.

However after hearing about this, I now understand the wisdom of Kyosho.

Don't get me wrong I still love my FK05!!
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:37 PM
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Also, the next time, dont over tighten the screws. This will prevent it in most cases. Get them snug not tight.
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Old 10-10-2005, 12:40 AM
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Well, I decided to sell my Xray so if you haven't noticed my signature there it is.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by S-T-R-l-K-E-R
YES this has happened to me and another guy at my local track.
now i am using the 2mm chassis and the chassis is hidden under the bumper's chassis guide. guide is 2.5 mm deep so i have .5 clearance fron the bumber to the start of my chassis
Hey Guys,

What some of the Xray team drivers have been doing is...not installing the center screw on the lower bumber holder, in addition to using CA in the tapered screw's & around the front edge.

I hope this helps!!

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:18 AM
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Ive seen tons of people breaking chassis, the qyuality has gone down there for sure.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:34 AM
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Wow...we have 2 dozen FK05's running regular at our local track andIhave yet to see a broken chassis??

make sure that screws are tightened properly....securely, but not ovetight....

If too loose it creates leverage that will make it easier for screws to pull through...
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris08527
any shock help???
Take a look at the shock building/maintenance tips post in the XRAY forum FAQ thread. Its a lot to read, but doesn't take long once you understand each step.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:34 AM
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Xray CF is wack!!

I broke 3, 2.5mm chassis,2 on the front end ,and 1 on the battery slot!

Quick fix,buy an RDX! 2.9MM chassis baby!! not gonna break that beauty!
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:11 PM
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The problem is not the chassis. Its you.

Try staying off the boards, not hitting wall or other drivers and you will not have a problem. Did you seal the chassis with CA ?

Invest in some pratice time before you start bashing products.
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:12 PM
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HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....


Do you know who manufactures the carbon fiber ?

Same company makes them for both cars and the same specs....

Not the fault of the CF, just the driver.
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